Birmingham, 10th January 2020 – Subaru UK is pleased to announce the all-new Forester e-BOXER – the first self-charging hybrid from Subaru – has been awarded 4x4 Magazine’s Best Small SUV of the Year 2020, a testimony to Subaru’s on-going commitment to build cars that are incredibly safe, extremely capable and unfalteringly reliable, too.

Beating off strong competition, Forester impressed the judging panel at 4x4 Magazine across the board thanks to its wide range of safety technologies, on-road drivability and genuine off-road skills.

Alan Kidd, Editor of 4x4 Magazine, said: “"Subaru’s new Global Platform is the gift that keeps on giving. It means the all-new Forester has a roomier cabin than ever, as well as being almost unbelievably entertaining to drive – and one of the safest family vehicles in the world. That’s a hat-trick to be proud of!"

Subaru UK Managing Director Chris Graham commented: “We’re delighted that the all-new Forester e-BOXER has won 4x4 Magazine’s Best Small SUV of the Year 2020. Subaru are committed to building the safest vehicles on the road, with all-new Forester achieving the best score ever for Subaru in the Adult Occupant Protection test. These accolades are testimony to a great product and our vision to produce cars that truly are better where it matters.”

The safety credentials and suitability of Forester as a family wagon have also been confirmed by Euro NCAP, with the all-new model achieving Best in Class 2019 in the Small Off-Road / MPV class*1 – and achieved the highest score ever in its class for “Child Occupant Protection” and the best score ever for Subaru in the Adult Occupant Protection”.  

*1: Independent crash test & safety organisation backed by seven European governments, motoring & consumer clubs.

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